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EPA Grant Number: SU834724
Title: Development of a Robust Anaerobic Biogas System for Use in Developing Countries

A team of students from University of Michigan are improving small-scale biogas digesters which convert waste into methane and nutrient-rich effluent for families living in the rural areas of Central America. The methane can be burned for cooking and the effluent used as a natural plant fertilizer. The new digesters will have less sources of failure, thus making them more reliable for users. The team will analyze the amount of work input a family must place into maintaining the digester and calculate the cost of the system as well as its methane production. If successful the villagers will have a renewable form of energy for cooking which will replace burning wood.

Challenge Area(s): Energy

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